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Cooperation, Coordination, and Competition: The Mechanics of Formalizing Inter-Municipal Agreements in Canada

May 20, 2014 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Municipalities in Canada partner in the delivery of many services, such as emergency services, water delivery, and sanitation. Yet, our understanding of why and how Canadian municipalities enter into these agreements is not well formed. This talk examined the policy and fiscal aspects of inter-local cooperation agreements in six Canadian metropolitan areas—Toronto, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Calgary.



Zachary Spicer is the IMFG Post-Doctoral Fellow for 2013-14. Dr. Spicer received his PhD in Political Science in 2013 from The University of Western Ontario. His research has appeared in a variety of academic journals, including the Journal of Urban Affairs, Canadian Public Administration, and the Canadian Journal of Urban Research.




May 20, 2014
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance


Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Room 108N
1 Devonshire Place, North House, Room 108N
Toronto, ON M5S 3K7 Canada
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